Good News 😄 A Study Plan that Works

If you’re not learning English as quickly as you would like to or if you feel like your Fluency is stuck at the same level then It is partly because of your study routine in this English lesson I am going to share with you how to improve your study routine to Facilitate your English learning so that you can learn English easier and much faster The best thing is that it’s actually enjoyable to have a good study routine and it’s free Creating a good study routine doesn’t cost anything So follow my advice if you’d like to improve your English speaking skills. I’m going to share my own suggestions for your English study routine I’m going to share a special formula that I’ve created for my own study routine and what a study routine should be and should not be if you’d like to learn more with me in the complete go natural English course for Fluency and confidence in English. The wait list to join is now open. You can join the waitlist at Pre-reg you’ll get information about the benefits of the course and a notification when registration opens now Let’s talk about your study routine. What’s really interesting is that study routines are? Really not talked about in most English classes or any kind of classes at all Yet they are so critically important to successfully learning any subject So this is a very important thing to master a study routine Means time that you set aside to study Consistently a routine means something that you do over and over so it’s not a one-and-done Activity a study routine could refer to how you study by the hour The day by the week the month the year, but hopefully you’re studying more than once a year So we’re gonna talk more about how to develop your daily study routine It’s proven to be more effective to study a little bit Every day than to cram once a week or before a big event The idea is to make your routine consistent over time so that it becomes a habit Something that is easy and automatic for you something that becomes part of your lifestyle Let’s talk about what a good study routine is and is not you might think that a study routine is painful and boring but it’s not a good study routine is actually enjoyable and easy Something that you can do consistently over time So it’s actually better to commit to less study time That would be easy for you to meet and exceed Rather than trying to commit to too much study time and set yourself up for failure So let’s set you up for success if you think that you could dedicate 30 minutes per day to studying English well Let’s start with 20 minutes a day because that’s something that I know you will be successful at and then if you exceed 20 minutes and study for 30 You’re gonna feel really good about yourself. So it’s better to start shorts or small with your study time and develop consistency so that each day builds on the last a good study routine means you’re focused on one thing only you’re not checking social media or email or Reading something while you’re listening to something else multitasking is Really bad during study time. So make sure you’re not talking to a friend on the phone or Unless they’re helping you study, but you really have to be focused on one thing and the really interesting thing Is that the more you focus the last? It takes to master that task your study sessions should be building up Towards a larger goal over time one big mistake that I’ve seen a lot of English learners make is that they just sit down at their desk during study time without any real goal and they say Okay. I’ve been sitting here for 20 minutes. That means I’ve studied for 20 minutes. Why am I not learning? Well, it’s because you don’t know where you’re going with your studies. You don’t have a goal in mind And so that’s why you’re not really learning Just having your butt in your seat at your desk is the first step, but after that We really need to have a plan I’m gonna talk more about that towards the end of this lesson and really your study routine should be enjoyable Some people think that studying has to be difficult. It has to be painful has to be a challenge Yes, it can be a challenge. But how about a good challenge? Have you ever enjoyed? Achieving something that was difficult I think actually we enjoy achieving things that are more difficult if it’s super easy Well, we still can enjoy them, but maybe not as much So anyway, you should make your study time enjoyable by having some Consistent enjoyable thing that you do while you study for example I enjoy having a cup of coffee or tea or maybe you start your study session with some music that you enjoy Preferably music that does not have lyrics in it because that can distract your mind while you’re studying so maybe some some classical music or electronic music that you enjoy a good study routine is not Actually super ambitious because this sets you up for failure Don’t write down in your calendar that you’re going to study for three hours every day when you know, that’s not realistic Make sure that your study time is super realistic and achievable For you in your present life Don’t try to do too much at once Because you might get burnt out and that is not the result that you want a good study session is not Just sitting at your desk. Remember we have to have a goal and a good study routine is Not painful. It should be something that you actually look forward to doing as I mentioned You can help train your brain to look forward to your study routine by involving a cup of coffee or tea or a song that you enjoy or Always have a special space that’s consistent for your study routine Maybe you make your desk really pretty by putting some pictures on it that you like for my own study routine I’ve created an acronym that spells used Too because I get used to my study routine and that makes it a habit. I Understand my bigger goals. I Schedule my studies for the same time each day that helps me to build a routine. I Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. I develop my skills over time I try new materials to challenge myself and I own my Results, I understand that I’m responsible for the outcome of my study sessions that spells used to So you could use this acronym if you find it helpful for you to here’s an example of how I would suggest You set up your English study time first write down your big English goals may be something like you want to be fluent in English so that you can give a presentation at school or at work or Whatever your big goal is don’t be shy write it down to break down that goal into weekly and daily Study sessions that will help you reach that bigger goal over time. Take your time with this again It’s better to write down your study sessions moving more slowly Than to rush yourself and maybe not give yourself enough time third choose materials that can help you reach your goals Watch go natural English videos or outside of go natural English. You could find TV shows movies Podcasts songs or other media in that help you to develop your vocabulary and fluency next test your understanding How much of these materials are you really understanding 5 try your own? Examples, of course when you’re learning English You don’t only want to be able to listen and read right? You want to be able to write and speak to express yourself as well? Now this is where you need help from someone else But there’s one way that I do suggest getting feedback on your own which is to record yourself Speaking because often when you listen to yourself on playback, you can catch your own mistakes similarly with writing you can Proofread your own writing and you often will catch your own mistakes This is a great way for you to give yourself feedback even before consulting your teacher next give yourself time to reflect on your Accomplishments how far you have come in English so far how much you have learned and then decide? what you want to learn tomorrow and Finally number 8 build each day after you reflect on your progress You can decide what you want to work on more tomorrow as you build a really successful great study routine be patient with yourself and Understand that when you enjoy the journey of building your English skills, you will be more successful More easily much faster it all comes down to building a good habit and a good study routine So, I hope that this was helpful for you. Thank you so much for watching Let me know if you have any questions if you’re watching here on youtube, and you haven’t yet? Subscribed to go natural English then click on that big red subscribe button So you don’t miss another great image lesson here. Thanks so much for watching. Bye for now

11 Ways To Study SMART & Study EFFECTIVELY – Do More in HALF the Time!

What if I told you that you could do twice the
amount of studying you’re doing right now in half of the time. So instead of spending 20 hours
a week or 10 hours a week you could do it in five or ten and do
twice the amount that you’re doing and it wouldn’t be boring, it
wouldn’t be hard to get into and sometimes, let’s face it it does become boring, it
does get hard to get started it does become hard to stay on track but what if it doesn’t have to be what if I told you that it
could require less effort it could be more fun and much more exciting. In this video I’m gonna explain for you 11 ways that you can do exactly that
how you can learn to study smart and this is something that if you follow
this process, if you stick with it it’s gonna win you the respect and
admiration of everyone around you the teachers that are helping you
to get the grades that you want the students in the classroom
that you sit next to but also most of all, the person that looks
back at you in the mirror every single day. So let’s get into it the first thing that great students
do when it comes to studying smart is scheduling their study sessions,
breaking their time down a lot of us we fail to understand that. Time is actually something you can control What do I mean by this? what I mean is you
have 24 hours in a day, 86,400 seconds and the person who has planned and
prepared every single one of those to the best of their ability they’re going to get more out of their time. So the first thing you
need to sit down and do is schedule throughout the week from Monday to Friday, on Saturday and Sunday in your evenings, in your mornings
in your breaks between lessons What studying are you going to do? which topic are you going to focus on? So that when you sit down at the desk you haven’t left anything to chance but you’ve scheduled in exactly
what you’re going to do so it requires less brainpower,
precious brainpower that you need to focus on learning, to focus
on studying effectively. It’s not used up in deciding
what you’re gonna do how you’re going to do it It’s already laid out for you. I want you to imagine the life of an athlete the life of a boxer preparing
for his final fight. They don’t leave these things to chance their meals, their training regiment, the things that
they need to work on has been planned beforehand and you can use the people
around you to help you do that. The second thing that you need to focus on is what we call the Ebbinghaus Curve and basically what it means is
you forget things over time So, if you learn something today,
tomorrow you may remember 50% of it the day after you may remember 25% and within a week you might only remember 5% that’s the way that your brain works The quicker you understand this the quicker you
can factor this in to your studying regimen. So let’s take a look at this you use a technique called spaced repetition so if you study a topic on day one you want to
come back to it on day three, day five, day seven and space your repetition out, the more you
repeat things the deeper the memory becomes and that brings us to the next tip
which is depth of processing. When you take in information, if you
want to remember it more effectively a very powerful way of doing this is to
remix that, is to change that information So if you’re looking at information in a textbook think of a rhyme, think of a
pattern, maybe make a video maybe make a colored diagram, an illustration
to help you to change that information to help you remember it at a deeper level. You don’t just want to read it and
study it and then regurgitate you want to change it in some way. So the next thing is get to your spot and what I mean by this is What is the space, the place, the environment that you’re the most productive in,
that you’re the most focused in? One of the things that we
forget as human beings is that we are influenced by our environments. the kind of student that you are in your classroom is different to the kind of student
that you’re gonna be in your bed when you’re under the covers and
you’ve got your laptop on your lap you’re going to be more productive
in one area than another. So find out what that is for you and make sure
you get to that spot as quickly as possible. Most of the difficulty when it comes to
studying is not in the studying itself it’s in the activation energy required I talked about this in the previous
video that I did with this channel go ahead and go and check that one out Sometimes we focus on getting more
motivation, improving our techniques and trying to fuel our rocketship even more. For another way of making your studying
more effective is to remove the resistance to cut out the distractions like social media so don’t have your phone next to you
turn it off, put it in a different room remove any kind of distraction
and I’m talking about people. Your dog, put your dog in a different room, if
you have a pet or an animal that distracts you go somewhere where you cannot be distracted and the only single thing that you can
do is focus on the most important thing and the most important thing is studying,
revising, learning, removing those distractions so less effort and energy is
required for you to focus and you can use it on what’s important and that brings me to the next point,
you want to work at two levels! so increase your fuel and your motivation to study think about it and write it down, tell
people why you are doing this I’m doing this because I want to become a doctor an engineer, an entrepreneur,
a social activist, a campaigner. And at the same time remove the
blocks that are stopping you remove the activation energy
required for you to start studying. So before you go to bed at night have
your notebook out and ready on your desk make sure it’s free of any
clutter, even have the pen ready so the only thing you have to do
is sit down and start taking notes you don’t even have to write the title or the
date because those things are already done and what you want to realize
here is that success… Success is a setup it’s not an accident, so make it happen that way plan and set yourself up for success. Habits, let’s talk about habits because as much as you want to be motivated if you want these things to be
effortless you need to build habits. Now think about brushing
your teeth every morning when it comes to brushing your teeth
it doesn’t require motivation you don’t watch a motivational
video for you to brush your teeth or for you to go to the toilet or for you
to put your shoes on in the morning. The only thing you do is you do the habit and so by building habits you make it easier and easier for you to
execute the thing that you need to do. habits don’t require motivation So how do you build the habit
of studying effectively? you start small you start with a small habit and you
progressively make it harder and harder. So you might start off at the beginning
with doing 10 minutes in the morning and then your goal is simply
to be consistent for two weeks just studying 10 minutes every
morning, very focused, very effective and then you make it 15 minutes, 2 weeks
again, very focused, very effective and then you move to 20 minutes and the next thing you know you’re
doing two hours every single morning before you even get to
school, college or university and you graduate your
habits gradually over time. The problem that a lot of us have is
we try and do too many things at once focus on one thing and that
brings me to my next point. Know what it is that you’re looking for, when it
comes to revision, when it comes to studying So be smart about it, you don’t
have to learn everything. The examiner, the teacher in the classroom
know what it is that they are looking for play the game because this studying game that
you’re in right now, this period of your life Some of the things that you’re
learning are functional and some of the things that you’re
learning are lifelong practical things. So know the difference, if there is something
that you need the examiner to see If there is a way that you
need to present your essays if there’s a way that you need
to present the information give it to them that way. Hard work is going to beat talent
when talent doesn’t work hard which brings me to my next point. It’s not just about good genetics it’s not just about what you’re capable of you might be the smartest
student in that classroom Just like I was but if you don’t work Just as hard as
the 20, 30 other people in that room they’re gonna beat you,
they’re gonna destroy you and when it comes to that day at the exam they put in more hours than you,
they studied better than you they looked at past papers, they spoke to
other students about what they needed to do and they were just sharper when it came to that
moment like a samurai who keeps his sword sharp when the moment came to
strike they didn’t hesitate they only needed one opportunity and I want
you to be as sharp as you possibly can So focus on putting in the hours. So we got two more points left and these are probably the most important I need you to really hear me now when you study, I don’t want
you to study like a student I don’t want you to study
like anyone in your classroom I want you to study like a lecturer. Now imagine the way that your teacher or
your lecturer studies for the classroom if they were sitting that exam, if they
were sitting down for that study session what are the things that they would do differently? what are the books that they would read differently? what kind of research would they do? and really get yourself into
their shoes, into their mindset because that’s what’s going to take you 10x forward It’s gonna take you ten steps
further than you are at the moment. If you think like a beginner, you’re
gonna prepare like a beginner but if you learn to think like a master like the lecturer, like the person
who’s teaching everybody else what level of preparation would that require? And then act in accordance with that. And the final most powerful practical
technique when it comes to studying smart is what’s known as the Loci
method or the Loci method and to keep it simple it means this if you’re trying to learn a new language,
let’s say you’re learning Spanish Use your room, use your house that you live in
to hold different memories in different places. So I used to use this when
I was studying for French. I’d keep all of the things
related to sports in one room I’d keep all the things related to
common conversations in my kitchen and I would put labels on things,
the spoon in my kitchen drawer I knew exactly if I was looking for that
information it’s my spoon in the drawer and if I look at the label in my mind I
can see the word associated with it. So use this, so when you’re
walking around your house your house has now become a study session
and you’re walking inside that matrix you’ve hacked the system So even when you’re sitting
down to have dinner and you look up you can see the revision notes
for that module that you found difficult and every single day you’re coming back to what
I talked about at the beginning of this video that spaced repetition, you’re repeating
what you need to remember again and again you’ve got that depth of processing. The reason this is powerful is because you’ve
created an immersive studying experience and that’s what the greats do. There is no line between studying and
not studying, there is no off switch there’s just different levels of immersion. So imagine if you were living in your textbook and you made your physical environment a representation of all the
things that you need to learn you’re walking around in this palace of information. And I want to leave you with the most powerful
quote of all when it comes to education. There is no end to education, there
is no end to the things you learn it’s not that you read a book, you pass
the exam, and that’s it you’re finished the whole of your life from the moment you’re born
to the moment that you die is a process of learning So if you can apply the things here you’ve scheduled your learning, you
schedule what you’re going to learn when You space your repetition out, you
remix things so you can remember you get to the spot, you cut out the
distractions, you increase your motivation and you remove the blocks you start with small habits and progressively
make them harder and harder and harder You know what it is that the person
you’re studying for is looking for so you learn those things, you’re practical about it you know that hard work beats
talent when talent doesn’t work you study like you’re a lecturer and not student and you use that Loci method to
turn the environment that you’re in into a wealthy Palace of Education. There is no reason why you
can’t achieve more, do more and like I said at the beginning of the
video, you make your studying more effective so you could do twice as much in half the time and now it’s become effortless, exciting and fun. and those are the 11 ways that we do it accept only the best and nothing less I’ll see you in the comments below and make sure you check out my other
video on Motivation2Study. Peace.